Alcohol Essays & Term Papers

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Advisory Council defined binge drinking as pattern of alcohol drinking which makes the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) to 0.08 gram-percent or above. For males this would correspond to 5 drinks or more and for females, 4 drinks or more in just 2 hours. Dowdall and Wechsler in 2002 cited a lot of factors which account for college drinking. This might be attributed to the type of institution that the student is in – da

Most people have a confused idea of alcoholism as a disease that invades or attacks your good health. Use of such a strong word such as "disease" shapes the values and attitudes of society towards alcoholics. A major implication of the disease concept is that what is labeled a "disease" is held to be justifiable because it is involuntary. This is not so. Problem drinking is a habit in which the so-called "alcoholic" simply has decided that the benefits of drinking outweigh the liabilities;